Senior Regulatory Affairs Specialist (Home/Office-Based) - IQVIA Biotech (R1098237) in Morrisville, NC at IQVIA™

Date Posted: 10/9/2019

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Job Description

IQVIA™ is the leading human data science company focused on helping healthcare clients find unparalleled insights and better solutions for patients. Formed through the merger of IMS Health and Quintiles, IQVIA offers a broad range of solutions that harness the power of healthcare data, domain expertise, transformative technology, and advanced analytics to drive healthcare forward.


To provide regulatory and quality support to select clinical research projects involving investigational or marketed drugs, devices, biologics, or new medical procedures.  To provide strategic regulatory guidance and information to projects; to acquire pertinent regulatory information from agencies and organizations; to support regulatory agency interactions, communications, and submissions; and to review project regulatory documentation to ensure compliance with applicable regulatory regulations and guidelines.


  • Prepares, review and completes regulatory submissions for INDs, MAAs, CTAs, NDAs, IDEs, ITAs, DSURs and annual reports including post marketing activities to FDA, Health Canada and other regulatory authorities.
  • Collaborates with sponsor, study start up, clinical and regulatory staff to ensure that all regulatory documents required for site IP approval are collected and reviewed in a timely fashion.
  • Prepares and submits serious adverse events (SAEs) and Safety Reports, Medical Device Report (MDR), Development Safety Update Report (DSUR), Clinical Evaluation Report (CER) Clinical Study Reports (CSR), Unanticipated Adverse Devise Effects Reports (UADEs).
  • Provides update and communicate with sponsor, project manager, study start up and clinical team to anticipate, identify and resolve issues.
  • Assists Associate Director, Regulatory Affairs, in assuming primary or secondary regulatory responsibility for assigned clinical research projects by providing to the project team regulatory information, guidance, training, support and strategic planning based on applicable regulations and guidances issued by the applicable regulatory agency(ies).
  • Identifies and interprets regulations, guidelines, and other pertinent information issued by applicable regulatory agencies and other regulatory organizations.
  • Identifies essential regulatory documents required for execution of both domestic and global clinical research studies involving drugs, device and combination products.
  • Reviews protocols, consent forms, reports, scientific documents, publications, and related papers, etc., as appropriate for various clinical research projects to ensure compliance with regulations.
  • Ensures the compilation and maintenance of pertinent documentation (e.g., files) required for regulatory compliance for assigned clinical research projects. 
  • Provides regulatory guidance and quality assurance assessments for assigned research projects - domestic and international.
  • Develops training modules and presentations to ensure compliance with applicable regulatory regulations, CFR, FDA/ICH guidelines, GCP, Essential Regulatory Documents and project specifications.
  • Creates SOPs, Work Instructions, and procedures for Regulatory Operations, as needed
  • Serves as a member of groups, teams, or committees related to regulatory affairs, and quality assurance or other designated IQVIA Biotech activities, as appropriate.
  • Serves as IQVIA Biotech liaison with central IRBs.
  • Serves as a mentor for coworkers and train others on tasks or systems.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.


  • Working knowledge of and aptitude for activities related to regulatory affairs and quality assurance, both domestic and international.
  • Experience interacting with regulatory agencies is preferred.
  • Ability to understand and communicate regulatory requirements for different therapeutic areas and countries and associated submission pathways.
  • Familiarity with or ability to become familiar with regulatory documents, general contents, organization and the methods of filing and tracking.
  • Familiarity with or ability to become familiar with principles of Good Clinical Practice, Good Laboratory Practice and Good Manufacturing Practice., ISO standards.
  • Extensive knowledge of clinical research; knowledge and familiarity with 21CFR11 and EDC systems.
  • Experience in preparation of audit plans and checklists against applicable standards, execution of audits, and preparation of comprehensive written audit reports.
  • Good interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with all levels of staff, and with the public. 
  • Ability to be detail oriented with background adequate to deal with scientific issues related to technical regulations and SOPs.
  • Ability to read and synthesize technical material and to prepare clear and concise written documents.
  • Computer literate at a level allowing utilization of event tracking programs, data loading and information processing related to regulatory affairs and quality assurance.


  • Ability to travel domestically and international.
  • Very limited physical effort required to perform normal job duties.


  • Requires Bachelor's degree with at least 5 years of related work experience, science degree preferred or equivalent level of education and work experience.
  • Five or more years of work experience in areas relevant to regulatory affairs, quality assurance, and clinical research. 
  • Excellent analytical and communication skills, particularly writing skills, are essential. 
  • Demonstrated computer literacy is required. 
  • Ability to travel a minimum of 20% both domestically and internationally is required.


US: This position is classified as exempt under the Fair Labor Standards Act; employees are not eligible for overtime compensation.

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IQVIA is an EEO Employer - Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled

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Job ID: R1098237